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Howie52:

Working for a living allows a family the chance to improve their lot in life.
Handouts allow a family to survive until the next handout - until the economy tanks
and the handouts do as well.

Y'all may have observed handouts actually lifting folks out of poverty but I have only
seen jobs bring folks a better life.


Exactly. A lot of people 'on handouts" WANT to work but simply cannot climb out of the trenches, for a variety of reasons. Sure, some may be simply "lazy", but a lot are blocked by so many factors -- even including mundane things like having decent clothes to wear to apply for work, or transportation to find that work.

Right now, for example, a lot of farmers are suffering because they can't market their crops, in part due to tariffs, and trying to buy them off with handouts is a slap in the face. I hope some of them remember that in the next election.

Vermonter
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